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Nov 12, 2014

Hackathon? Startup Weekend? Pop-up Accelerator??

Wikipedia tells us “A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects”.

On the model of Startup Weekend, Wikipedia explains these are “54-hour weekend events during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening”.

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Aug 27, 2014

Get Rich or Save the World Trying: Social Entrepreneurs

There has been a lot of buzz around “social entrepreneurship” and social startups over the last few years and with it a lot of confusion over what a “social startup” actually is. Whilst some camps define social startups as not dissimilar to a charity or NPO, others dismiss them as businesses using a social cause for pure marketing and differentiation purposes.

Among the 215 or so student entrepreneurs and startups coming out of UNSW in the last few years we have had an impressive batch of social entrepreneurs with varying takes on social entrepreneurship, interesting social impact strategies [...]

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Aug 2, 2014

$50k up for grabs for UNSW Student Entrepreneurs 

Trey Zagante

UNSW student-led startups will be offered up to $50,000 in seed funding through a partnership struck between Venturetec Accelerator and UNSW’s NewSouth Innovations.

Venturetec Accelerator is on the hunt for enterprise technology startups in the Asia Pacific region. In addition to access to funding, the accelerator also offers to connect startups with Fortune500 executives regionally.

Founder Trey Zagante is a Masters of Business and Technology student and AGSM alumnus.

He is also a beneficiary of the Student Entrepreneur Development program at NewSouth Innovations (NSi), which helps UNSW students bring their startup [...]

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Jul 28, 2014

Reversing Startup Brain Drain: Student recruiters are the new global Startup talent scouts

Guest post by Josh Flannery,  Manager, Student Entrepreneur Development , University of NSW. Josh has a Master of Business & Technology (AGSM), a degree in Communications and has worked across Asia in both Startups and Commercialisation roles including 6 years in Japan, and 2 years in China & Hong Kong as Senior Regional Manager, China for Macquarie University. In 2005 Joshua Co-founded edtech company StudyLink株式会社, the Asia based sister company to Learning Information Systems Pty Ltd and also ran a boutique education consultancy in Japan, InterCreations, with fellow Japan guru Jeremy Breaden.

Josh has developed and [...]

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